Serial troll claims to have shared cell with Connor Ward who was yesterday convicted for plotting two terror attacks

Serial troll Shaun Moth has claimed he is a “good friend” of Connor Ward, the Banff man convicted this week of two terror charges.

Moth, who claims to have shared a cell with Ward, describes him as “solid NS” (National Socialist).

Moth received a 12 month sentence in December 2014 after posting abuse about a then missing three year old Asian boy.

Ward had also been previously convicted. In July 2016 he received 18 months for possession of an improvised knife. At the time he was already serving a sentence for possession of a stun gun.

 

Terrorist stakes raised

The stakes were significantly upped for the case which concluded yesterday.

Edinburgh High Court heard Ward had collected components for bombs, hundreds of knuckledusters, knives and metal bars.

Found with these at his home was a list of Scottish mosques in a notebook titled “Combat 18 Mosque Address Book.”

Ward, who has a history of mental illness, is awaiting sentence having been found guilty of two terrorism charges.

Moth claims to have shared a cell with Ward.

Whilst Ward’s trial was proceeding Moth took to Facebook to defend the man with whom he claims to have shared a cell.

However, Moth, who has a history of alcohol and drug abuse, is both troll and fantasist.

Whilst it is possible he shared a cell with Ward, his claim should be treated with caution.

Public danger

In encouraging fellow fascists and neo-Nazis to send “stuff” to Ward in jail, he was unable to recall his prison number. This despite saying he’d been a friend for several years.

Nonetheless Moth’s posts further underline his continued Nazi sympathies. They also suggest he represents a potentially significant danger to the public.

Not only are his posts both febrile and threatening – generically and specifically –  we  are aware that continues to have alcohol abuse issues.

On February 16th, in the wake of Florida’s Parkland school massacre, he threatened his own mass shooting.

As HOPE not hate has previously reported, he once called for the murder of shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Remain campaigner Gina Miller.

His wish was for both to “die painfully.”

He also wrote that “the more the filthy red c*nts like Jo Cox get a bullet the better.”  At the same time though he said Jo’s horrific murder by far right extremist Thomas Mair was in fact a false flag.

It seems that neither jail nor time have tempered his views.

Now, with the authorities finally waking up to the threat of far right extremism and terrorism, is it perhaps time for Police Scotland to pay Mr Moth another visit?